Justin Walker

Justin W.

Louisville, KY
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Justin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2007

Justin W. is a professional performer, composer, and educator based in Louisville, Kentucky. Justin received his Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice from the University of North Florida and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Louisville. He has performed alongside the Louisville Chamber Choir, Louisville Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and has toured internationally with the prestigious University of Louisville Cardinal Singers under the direction of Dr. Kent Hatteberg. Justin’s conducting experience includes performances with the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale and University Chorus, as well as the University of North Florida Chamber Singers and Osprey Men’s Chorus.

Justin has been teaching private lessons since 2007, and is available for in-home, in-studio, or online lessons.

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Experience

Graduate Choral Assistant
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Louisville

Conducted the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale and University Chorus for master’s recital, conducted two or more pieces per semester with the University of Louisville University Chorus, led sectional and full rehearsals of the Collegiate Chorale and Cardinal Singers (as necessary), and assisted in preparation for all concerts, rehearsals, and other choir events.

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Voice and Piano Teacher
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
Kentucky Arts Academy

Chorus Manager / Assistant Conductor
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of North Florida

Led and organized rehearsals and performances in absence of Director of Choral Activities, conducted repertoire with Osprey Men’s Chorus, planned day-of-show schedule and logistics, created concert programs and memos, and coordinated choral activities with venues, patrons, and other choral directors in the community.

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Tenor Choral Scholar
Sep 2011 - May 2015
All Saints Episcopal Church

Student Voice Teacher
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
University of North Florida

Taught non-major voice lessons.

Private Lesson Instructor
Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
Wind of Change Academy of Jacksonville

Group Music Instructor
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Hueston Music, Inc.

Taught group lessons of up to twelve students in each group, including instruction on voice, guitar, and piano. Maintained information on student progress for up to 100 students.

Education

Master of Music in Choral Conducting
Jun 2015 - May 2017
University of Louisville
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
University of North Florida
Associate of Arts (Music)
Aug 2008 - Apr 2011
Brevard Community College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German (Deutsch)
Limited Proficiency

Awards

First Place - Fifth Year/Advanced College Men
Jan 2014
National Association of Teachers of Singing - North Florida Chapter
First Place - Fourth Year College Men
Jan 2013
National Association of Teachers of Singing - North Florida Chapter

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Oct 2016

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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American Choral Directors Association
Jan 2015

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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21 Reviews

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Sean Oct 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

Justin has been great. My son has progressed faster than I did when I was his age. Also he has begun composing and Justin has helped him with that too as well as music theory. A lot to fit in in six months!

Lucas Jul 30, 2017
Guitar · In home

Learned chords at first lesson

Sean Jun 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

Justin is a brilliant piano teacher. He is very engaging in his lessons and you can always be sure to learn and improve. Justin is flexible to both what you know and what you need improvement on and will quickly stretch to fortify your musical ability. He is never without a smile and never negatively criticizes. I would recommend him for any new students that are looking to learn or improve in piano.

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Allison C. Feb 12, 2017
Audition Prep · In studio

Justin was very friendly and encouraging. We only had half an hour so we discussed the audition piece, warmed up, and focused on some of the trouble spots to see if the song I chose was right for my voice. If your looking for musical theatre assistance, he gives very good advice.

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Calvin Jan 29, 2017
Guitar · In studio

very good at explaining things.

Danny Jun 27, 2016
Singing · In studio

Justin is the best vocal teacher one could ask for. I always have a great time with him. He really cares about your progress and will try just about anything to get you to improve. He moved away from my location, and no other vocal teacher I've been with since has matched his quality.

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Alison F. May 22, 2016
Guitar · In home

Was first lesson and he made it fun and i progressed a lot! Can't wait till next one

Barbara Crawford Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In home

I was nervous. He made me feel comfortable. And he taught me and reminded me about a lot.

Barbara Crawford Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In home

I was nervous. He made me feel comfortable. And he taught me and reminded me about a lot.

Jyoti M. Mar 1, 2016
Guitar · In home

Justin is a great teacher for beginners. He's very patient with his students, and makes them very comfortable.

Elijah B. Feb 15, 2016
Singing · In home

Very good teacher. My son really likes him and his techniques for learning to sing.

Sydney S. Dec 13, 2015
Singing · In home

Very knowledgeable of subject and very personable. Great teacher!

Isaiah F. Nov 19, 2015
Singing · In studio

Wonderful teacher!! Very talented and informative!

Isaiah F. Nov 18, 2015
Singing · In studio

It was amazing! He doesn't just teach u singing but he makes you very comfortable to be around and comfortable with yourself and with your voice I recommend him very much

Julia A. Oct 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Justin is the essence of professionalism. He's never without a smile and is simply an amazing teacher. We are so glad we found him.

Sasha B. Oct 29, 2013
Piano ·

Justin is a great piano teacher

My 6 year old has piano lessons with Justin. He enjoys his lessons and I'm a proud mother when I listen to him play. My son is a little talker but Justin is always kind, very patient, and uses relatable examples for him to better understand. He encourages which motivates my son to want to practice more. He is also very polite, never without a friendly smile, and without a doubt loves teaching music. I hope Justin continues teaching music by the time my now 1 year old is old enough to take lessons. My family truly appreciates him.

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Linda L. Aug 1, 2013
Piano ·

Excellent Teacher

Justin is a very reliable teacher. My children has been taking singing and piano lessons from him for about 6 months. Both kids improved a lot in skills, and they like him very very much!

Ce E. Dec 19, 2012
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We are more than pleased with the professionalism and teaching style presented by Justin.

We are more than pleased with the professionalism and teaching style of Justin. He is professional, patient and confident in his teaching style and my daughter really appears to enjoy taking lessons.

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KathrynH May 29, 2012
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I think Justin is a great instructor with this 9 year old child. Even though she cannot give him a foundation with which to establish what type of music to train toward, he is finding ways to educate her anyway. My highest rating and greatest compliments to this instructor.

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MitchW Mar 26, 2012
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Justin is a great, teacher.. very easy going and has taught me alot. I enjoy him teaching me the Guitar.

JemimmaM Jan 9, 2012
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Jemimma M.

Justin is an awesome vocal instructor. He has a very soft and fun approach that made my daughter looked forward to each lesson. He had the right knowledge needed to prepare my daughter for her audition. All sessions were great. My daughter enjoyed every single one of them.

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